Swedish, Russian, In Swedish with English subtitles
New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2000.
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title on disc: Sacrifice
Russian title: Zhertvoprinoshenie
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986.
A foreign film (Sweden).
Includes documentary film Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky = Zapechatlennoe vremia = Zhertvoprinoshenie / director and screenwriter, Michal Leszczylowski ; produced by Lisbet Gabrielson (1988, col., 101 min.) This film shows the director Andre Tarkovsky in action as he makes "The sacrifice." In Swedish and Russian with English subtitles.
Cinematography, Sven Nykvist.
Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall.
A dark and complex drama about redemption and the nuclear holocaust. When a middle aged intellectual in retirement on an island in the Baltic Seas witnesses signs of what he believes to be a nuclear holocaust, he offers to make the ultimate sacrifice in return for the salvation of mankind.